Around the Web with Kris

photo courtesy The Homeschool Classroom Domino Christmas Ornaments – The Homeschool Classroom – If you’re looking for fun, simple Christmas projects for your kids, this post from The Homeschool...

I Can’t Believe I Said That!

We don’t write on the baby. Please don’t lick the car. How can you not know what hit you? The bruise is between your eyes. When you thought about becoming a parent, you probably expected you’d say re...

Christmas on the Mission Field

Ornaments, candles, hot spiced cider, laughter, presents—sounds like a commercial with all the best of the Norman Rockwell version of an American Christmas. One holiday season I was asked by my churc...

For Those Who Grieve This Christmas

I love the Christmas season. I love the sights and sounds and smells that come with this time of year. But, for our family there is a touch of melancholy that hangs in the air. It is grief. Four year...

Gift Jars for Christmas

Glass jars can easily be turned into an inexpensive Christmas gift. I like to use the 8 oz pickle jars, as long as you wash it well, the smell will go away. I usually just rinse it and turn it over i...

Even When I am Not Looking

We recently took three weeks off from school. The first two were because I was playing catch-up on my school work for my master’s program. The third week was because the boys had a stomach virus and ...

But I’m Never Home!

It’s the holiday season. I love this time of year! There’s just a special happy that wells up inside me in December. And I have to admit that a significant part of that is the anticipation of a coupl...